Denys George Finch Hatton

Denys George Finch Hatton

Birth
Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Death 14 May 1931 (aged 44)
Voi, Taita-Taveta, Kenya
Burial Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Memorial ID 14796219 · View Source
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Folk Figure. He is best remembered for his relationship with the writer Isak Dinesen. His role was played by Robert Redford in the film "Out of Africa." He worked leading safaris for wealthy sportsmen in Kenya. He died in a plane crash. According his wishes, he was buried in Kenya. As his epitaph, Dinesen chose a Greek verse:"Though in death fire be mixed with my dust, yet care I not, for with me now all is well." Later, Denys' brother erected a tall headstone obelisk at the gravesite. The obelisk plaque epitaph reads: "Denys George Finch Hatton" - "He prayeth well who loveth well both man and bird and beast" (from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, a poem that Denys had admired).

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 2 Jul 2006
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Denys George Finch Hatton (24 Apr 1887–14 May 1931), Find a Grave Memorial no. 14796219, citing Denys Finch Hatton Burial Site, Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya ; Maintained by Find A Grave .